It is believed that the Inca ruler Pachacutec established the festival of Wawa Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun Child) in 1430 as a way of giving thanks for the end of one agrarian cycle and the beginning of another. It continued until 1535, when it was suspended by the Spanish conquerors for being considered pagan. The festival was resumed several centuries later in 1944 by the government of Peru under the name Inti Raymi. Today, it is celebrated in the city of Cuzco, capital of the Inca empire. It is the second most popular festival in Latin America, attracting close to 100,000 visitors.
Although its current format differs from the original, it continues to have a family character. Everyone helps prepare the dishes for the visitors, which are characterized by traditional highland flavors, with potatoes, corn, quinoa and guinea pig the main ingredients alongside others typical of the region.
There is also a universe of mysticism around Inti Raymi, which dates back to the time that the festival was established by the Inca. It was associated with rebirth and fertility, due to the fact that it was given in honor of Pachamama.
Typical clothing, dance and performance are some of the elements through which the treasured ancestral and cultural heritage of Peru is evoked. The sense of the sacred and transcendental is also reinforced through the aromas that pervaded the original celebrations.
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